A Sweet Baby Girls Room


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I’ve been wanting to share our baby girl’s bedroom since before she was born. She’s 10 months old. Procrastinate much? I guess she’s still a baby…it still counts, right? Decorating a baby girl room is so fun, but I also find it more challenging than a boy’s room. So much girl stuff seems overly gaudy – with more […]

March 31, 2017

Minnie Mouse Birthday Cake


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When my daughter told me she wanted a Princess Sofia birthday cake, I thought…uh oh. That sounds like a stretch.  We’ve had trouble finding a nut-free bakery, so I have been making birthday cakes in recent years. So far, they’ve turned out fine, but Sophia is far beyond my limited skill set. I was grateful a week […]

March 22, 2017

‘Hey, You’re Not My Friend’ – Equipping Kids To Cope With Rejection


Parenting

A normally joyful girl leaves preschool happy then immediately succumbs to tears in the car when asked how her day was. ‘Today the kids were laughing at me, but I WASN’T being funny!’ Hugs, encouragement and more questions reveal that several children laughed while pointing at her in line. Her feelings were hurt. My heart hurt. I told her […]

March 8, 2017

Infant ‘Silent’ Reflux is NOT Silent: 5 Survival Tips for Parents


Parenting

1. MAKE Time For Sleep Duh-this may seem like a no-brainer if you haven’t had a hurting baby. But our baby hurt, and could not sleep. We rarely slept more than 4 hours per night, and those were non-consecutive 40 minute spurts. Sleep broken up like that is not restorative. As days months pass, the need […]

March 1, 2017